Holding court at the Waialua Sugar Mill, Carl runs a former warehouse that houses a shaping bay, a surf shop with over 200 customs at all times, plenty of surf accessories and an art gallery featuring works from local artists – welcome to the Dream Factory.
With a wide-open showroom, a clear view for shop visitors who get to see what goes on in the shaping and glassing areas, it’s basically the stuff of dreams for anyone who’s into surfing.
Schaper shaping philosophy
“Keep it simple, stay neutral and make sure the boards are fast. Get the right board for the right guy for the right conditions.”
Built with NSP’s Shaper’s Union Custom Surf Epoxy (CSE) layup, we came up with a unique glassing schedule for the Butter Knife, instead of a one-size-fits-all technology. The boards come with a clear UV-stable resin and satin rub finish and combined with a CNC-cut EPS core, laminated with full 220g (8oz) biax glass + 4oz deck and 6oz bottom, a 4oz fin patch, a 6mm wood stringer, bottom carbon stringer and carbon-reinforced tail, giving you a durable, high-performance longboard with flex that feels light and responsive.